Makita LW1400 Portable Chop Saw - What's the Spec, Features and Benefits
Posted by Mark Hunter - September 26, 2016
In 2016 Makita launched an update to their abrasive chop saw, naming it the LW1400 - SHOP HERE.
What are the specs, features and benefits? This guide will reveal all (with bonus demo!).
The LW1440 is a new 14" (355mm) abrasive chop saw. It's available in 110 and 240v and there's a slight power-bump when choosing the 240v machine. The 110v has a 1650w motor, whereas the 240v version has 2200w. Asides from that, they're identical.
As with previous portable cut off saws from Makita, it runs at 3800 RPM. It features a big 14" abrasive wheel. But this machine is all about quick release.
So instead of a chain at the front to hold the head down, it features a pin at the back that's more like a mitre saw. You press the pin, that releases the head. At the back there's a material clamp, and it features a quick release lever to change cutting angles. And at the front, the clamping system is also quick release to enable you to get your work piece in and out without fuss, while still holding it securely.
Changing the cutting disc is simply and fuss-free via a quick release turn knob. Simply release the guard, which folds forward, exposing the big quick-release knob. Blade changes are quick and easy as a result.
In the back of the machine, as well as the deflector plate for the sparks, Makita has also added a "shoot". So instead of the sparks flying across the workshop, they're directed into the shoot, which is a useful safety feature.
With the cutting head locked down, the LW1400 is easy to carry around, and won't break your back in the process, weighing just 18.7kg.
Get all the info on the LW1400 here!
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